Mo. Driver Awarded Damages in Excess of Offer
Driver involved in three-car collision, awarded damages for medical bills, injuries.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A jury recently awarded a Mo. woman damages in the amount of $20,000 for injuries she received in a February 2011 auto accident on the Chesterfield Parkway in St. Louis County. The injured driver, Emily Hooper, suffered permanent neck and spine injuries after driver Marcia Geisler struck the rear of another vehicle, which then hit the rear of Hooper’s car.
As a result of the accident, Hooper received back, neck, and spine injuries, and incurred medical bills in excess of $10,000, according to court documents. In pre-trial negotiations, Hooper was offered a settlement of $2,443 by defendant Geisler’s insurance company.
“Emily suffered serious injuries that will stick with her the rest of her life,” said Hooper’s attorney, Spencer E. Farris. “I go to the mat when my clients need it and the amount offered didn’t even scratch the surface of what she deserved. I’m thankful that the jury recognized that Emily’s suffering isn’t over yet. This was a big case to Emily, and I am honored to have seen it through for her.”
A jury in St. Louis County delivered the $20,000 verdict in favor of Hooper on Dec. 3, 2013 in Judge David Lee Vincent, III’s courtroom.
Founded by Spencer E. Farris in 2001, The S.E. Farris Law Firm represents injury victims and their families in Missouri and Illinois. The firm is experienced in successfully resolving cases for injury victims involving defective products, auto injuries, work-related injuries, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, discrimination, insurance claims, and more.
Spencer E. Farris is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer since 2005, and has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by The National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. Farris serves on the board of governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is also a member of The Justice Roundtable, The American Association for Justice, and numerous other organizations.
With the most recent successes of the firm, Farris has opened a new location in Sullivan, Mo. where meetings with attorneys are by appointment only. The firm’s main office is in St. Louis, Mo.
For more information about Spencer E. Farris, Attorney, or The S.E. Farris Law Firm, visit http://FarrisLaw.net or call 314.252.9937.